Thank You, February

February was brief but bursting, with a full work schedule and plenty going on life-wise too. Though January is always a month that feels slow and lacking, this month was fast-paced and even fun, too.

If you'd like a roundup of what I was into this month, this one's for you, my friend...


ON MY MIND THIS MONTH

The main focus for February was #InspiredBy, the online creatives mixer I helped the fabulous Han to organise. We had a really lovely day, eating a delicious brunch at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch, and it was great to hear that everyone was keen to come again! Organising an event was totally new to me... Like every new experience, it was far scarier in theory than in practice, and I feel like I've learnt a crazy amount along the way. Stayed tuned and follow along on our social media if you fancy coming to the next gathering!

This month also made me realise that I really want to find a way to make political involvement a regular part of my life... Though I wrote about the podcasts that are keeping me going and ways to stay active, I would love to figure out ways to do and say more beyond just my blog. There's an idea I keep coming to again and again that I think I need to address more seriously... but I won't say any more than that for now!

I also went to the Kinfolk dinner... While it was a nice evening, I am not at all sure I could recommend it... We had a lovely dinner, but paid a lot for an event that didn't really centre on Kinfolk; we so wished the hosts had come and chat to people, and the night had captured more of the magazine's mood. I did however meet some lovely ladies, and had the nicest day with Nicola and Ewa! See what we got up to in the gallery below...

ON THE INTERNET THIS MONTH

I was incredibly impressed by this episode of This American Life.

Sara's tips on what to do when you feel like you're failing are well worth a read.

Illamasqua are taking a stand and it's so, so good.

Coline tried the menstrual cup and she's got me faaascinated.

Amy wrote about the books that matter to her and it's got me curious about which books shaped me...

Ashton Kutcher is a great example of celebs can use their voices.

Self care in a world of upheaval - loved this piece...

Every second counts made me laugh a LOT. (Click on the Netherlands first.)

This piece on what white people should be focusing on was one of my fave reads this month.

Lastly, having a bath while Sara's new Instagram podcast is my newest form of self care.

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe